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Heather McGhee and Michael Eric Dyson Discuss Racism, White Supremacy, and the Future of Our Nation at Brooklyn Historical Society Event

A packed house filled St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights on Friday, October 18th for the penultimate program in Brooklyn Historical Society's month-long series, "400 Years of Inequality: Slavery, Race, and Our Unresolved History."

In a one-on-one discussion, Brooklyn Community Foundation Fair and Just Fellow Heather McGhee and Georgetown University professor Rev. Michael Eric Dyson dug into the state of racism in our country today. "In many ways when it comes to finally tackling, kneecapping, burying racism in America today, we can say it was the best of times and the worst of times," said McGhee.

Over the course of an hour, the two touched on America before and after the Trump Administration, the pervasiveness of white supremacy, the ideology of whiteness, and the direction our country is headed.

We are proud to be a sponsor of the "400 Years of Inequality" series, and extend our gratitude to Brooklyn Historical Society's Executive Vice President Marcia Ely for programming such an incredible series of conversations here in Brooklyn. 

Watch it here:

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Liane Stegmaier

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